Maurizio Sarri has revealed that he is open to John Terry returning to Chelsea as a coach and says the pair have held recent talks.
The former Blues captain left Aston Villa at the end of last season and this week turned down a move to Russian side Spartak Moscow.
"The last time I spoke with him he told me he wants to play for another season," Sarri told Sky Sports.
"But I don't know the situation now. I'm talking about one week ago. Chelsea is his home of course."
Asked if he would be open to Terry's return, Sarri said: "Of course."
Subsequently asked to clarify if Terry would return as a coach or player, Sarri said: "In the coaching staff I think.
"As I said before I want to give space to the younger players. Fortunately we have very strong young players.
"Terry would be a point of reference for me, for everybody here I think. Here is his home. So he will be very important for everyone here. His presence."